Analytical Procedures

SKU: LTANP00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course describes the major tasks associated with performing analytical procedures in a chemical lab. It discusses qualitative and quantitative analyses, accuracy and precision, validation of procedures, and the use of standards. It describes the following basic steps for performing an analysis: handling samples; choosing and performing appropriate analytical procedures; and collecting and reporting data, including calculating percent recovery and relative percent difference.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Define the following terms: analyte, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, accuracy, precision, validation, primary standard, and secondary standard.
  • Describe the general purpose of an analysis and identify two basic types of analyses.
  • List three major steps for performing a typical analysis.
  • List factors that can compromise sample integrity.
  • Define the following terms: representative sample, selective sample, and reagent.
  • Identify tasks associated with collecting and receiving samples.
  • Identify tasks associated with preparing and storing samples.
  • Describe factors involved in determining whether an analytical procedure is appropriate for a given analysis.
  • Define the following terms: specific procedure, selective procedure, and limit of detection.
  • Describe general tasks that are typically part of the preparation, performance, and completion of an analytical procedure.
  • Define the following terms: primary data, raw data, secondary data, confidence limits, confidence interval, and confidence level.
  • Identify ways that data can be collected during an analysis.
  • Describe calculations that may be required to convert raw data into final, reportable data.
  • Explain how statistics can be used to interpret information that is collected during an analysis.
  • Describe considerations associated with managing information collected during an analysis.
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